Liza grew up in Half Moon Bay, California and began running in high school. Previously, she was an avid ballet dancer and had never participated in a team/school sport. After competing for UC Santa Barbara during her college years, she found her way onto the Aggies via the Bay to Breakers Centipede - the rest is history. She continues to run today because it provides a balance to her work and social life. Liza has a masters degree in Molecular Biology and conducts Clinical Research in the field of Neonatology at Stanford University.

Fun Fact: In high school, Liza was coached by long-time Aggie Kevin Ostenberg. 

Favorite Aggie: Kota Reichert

Personal Bests

  • 1500m - 4:33.00

  • 5k, track - 16:39

  • 5k, road - 16:57

  • Half Marathon - 1:16:48

  • Marathon – 2:42:24


  • 2016 US Marathon Olympic Trials participant

  • 14th place, 2015 Cal International Marathon (US Olympic Trials Qualifier)

  • 1st place, 2015 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon

  • 2013 PA/USATF Short Course Road Champion

  • 2008 5k Champion at Jim Bush Invite/2008 USATF West Region Track Championships

  • 2007 All-Region, NCAA Div 1 West Regional Cross Country Champs

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